Okay, so “getting up with the chickens” means getting up early. I have a feeling knowing this gets me about 25% there, but maybe not.
Sort of “Bizarro Synchronicity.”
My first interpretation was “Nobody’s going to get excited about it since we already did it 50 years ago.”
(Wait a second while I get my head around that… fifty years ago…)
But Arlo’s also mentioning a permanent base, which is a pretty new thing and still quite science fictiony and therefore something people probably would get excited about.
This ran Friday.
My first thought — and the one I’m going with until persuaded otherwise — was that this refers to the death of somebody famous three weeks ago.
I read this just as the sky was lighting up for about the tenth time over the past thirty seconds. I’ve hardly ever seen this sort of wrath-of-God weather.
Followed a couple of minutes later by my phone lighting up with TORNADO WARNING! TAKE SHELTER NOW!
(We don’t get tornadoes in New Jersey)
First thought: “This isn’t mine.”
Second thought: I wish the third and fourth panels had been reversed, so I could have used the subject line “The Bad News Bras.”